Virgin (Branson brand) Wireless

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by yojitani, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. yojitani macrumors 68000

    yojitani

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    I'm thinking of changing carriers to something cheaper and Virgin is the cheapest I've found ($20 pm for prepaid). I'm wondering though is this a case of 'you get what you pay for'? I'd like to hear experiences from customers past and present.

    Thanks!
    YT
     
  2. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    I've used Virgin pre-paid and it's no different than any of the other pre-paid carriers, as far as I can tell (besides being cheaper).

    That being said, keep in mind that they try to have a very hip-hop feel. When you call to top up, the recorded voice that guided you through everything is a little "ghetto" and even uses some street slang, and much of their literature and signage reflects this attitude.

    Gets a little annoying after a while...
     
  3. yojitani thread starter macrumors 68000

    yojitani

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    Oh great :rolleyes:. I've never used prepaid. Is it any worse than your regular contract carrier? I'm with AT&T right now but my contract ended a few months ago. They were my first experience with a cell phone carrier in the US.
     
  4. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Virgin Mobile is fine.


    I've used it before- no problems.



    The only thing really different between pre-paid and contract is that you pay before you use your stuff. And the minimum balance on your account has to be 20$ I think.
     
  5. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    If you don't use your phone everyday, it definitely works out less to do pre-paid. Even then, if your calls aren't long, it might still be worth it.

    But I totally agree that Virgin is a smart move. There's even specials at Target sometimes where they throw in an extra $5 card with a $20 purchase and stuff like that.
     
  6. yojitani thread starter macrumors 68000

    yojitani

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    I should keep my eyes open then. I was just going to order from the website... yeah, I'm not a big phone user at all. The AT&T plan has been a total waste. My wife and I have used about 100 mins a month for the last 2 1/2 years.
     

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